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Receive Notifications as Text Messages

On your user profile, you may be required to enter an email address in order to receive notifications. If you do not want to receive notifications through email or if you would like to receive notifications through text messages as well, you can enable the email-to-text delivery method by entering the Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) or Short Message Service (SMS) address for your phone number and mobile provider.

To add your MMS or SMS address to your profile
  1. On the Home page, point to Settings and in the list, click My Profile. The My Profile page opens.

  2. In the Email/Pager/Other section, click add. A new row appears.

  3. In the field on the left, enter your 10 digit phone number (without hyphens or spaces) and your provider’s MMS or SMS domain address (for example, 1234567890@vzwpix.com).

  4. In the list on the right, click Email.

  5. Click Save

MMS or SMS?

MMS messages are more robust, and in general, the complete message is successfully received more often.

SMS messages are limited to 160 characters. Additional characters are truncated and photo attachments are not included. The parameters for SMS messages vary from provider to provider, and the content of received messages depends on your phone model and operating system.

MMS messages, on the other hand, are more stable. They have an unlimited message size and can include photo and video attachments. To ensure proper delivery of notifications as text messages, it is recommended to use MMS messages.

Identify your MMS or SMS address

In your browser, while connected to the Internet, search for “email to text MMS (or SMS)” and the name of your mobile service provider (such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon). The results should indicate what the “text pager” domain is for your provider (for example, txt.att.net).

Provider Details

The delivery of MMS and SMS messages is controlled by your mobile phone provider, according to the terms of your phone plan. The model and operating system of your mobile phone can also affect the delivery of these messages.

Some providers may charge for sending and receiving these messages, and some providers charge more for sending and receiving MMS messages than they do for SMS messages.

Additionally, some providers break MMS and SMS messages into multiple SMS messages in order to deliver the message to your device.

Here is a list of some common mobile phone providers and their MMS and SMS domain addresses.

Provider

MMS Address

SMS Address

Example

Alltel

mms.alltelwireless.com

sms.alltelwireless.com

5555555555@mms.alltelwireless.com

AT&T

mms.att.net

txt.att.net

5555555555@mms.att.net

Boost Mobile

myboostmobile.com

sms.myboostmobile.com

5555555555@myboostmobile.com

Cricket Wireless

mms.cricketwireless.net

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5555555555@mms.cricketwireless.net

MetroPCS

mymetropcs.com

mymetropcs.com

5555555555@mymetropcs.com

Sprint

pm.sprint.com

messaging.sprintpcs.com

5555555555@pm.sprint.com

T-Mobile

tmomail.net

tmomail.net

5555555555@tmomail.net

U.S. Cellular

mms.uscc.net

email.uscc.net

5555555555@mms.uscc.net

Verizon Wireless

vzwpix.com

vtext.com

5555555555@vzwpix.com

Virgin Mobile

vmobl.com

vmobl.com

5555555555@vmobl.com

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